Please enable JavaScript to use CodeHS

Introduction to Physical Computing with micro:bit

The Introduction to Physical Computing with micro:bit is a quarter-long middle school course that uses micro:bit devices to introduce students to physical computing. Students use basic programming concepts to perform tasks using LEDs, buttons, and basic sensors.

Overview & Highlights

Middle School
Contact Hours

Course Overview

To view the entire syllabus, click here or click to explore the full course.

Intro to micro:bit
Students learn the basics of the micro:bit, such as how to light up and change the brightness of LEDs and how to use variables to write more versatile programs.
Program Control with micro:bit
Students combine control structures, such as if/else statements and loops, with the micro:bit built-in and external sensors to write programs that react to the outside world.
Advanced micro:bit
Students explore all of the capabilities of the micro:bit on their own as they research, explore, and teach their peers about new sensors.

Offline Handouts

Demo Programs

Explore programs that your students will build throughout this course!


Introduction to Physical Computing with micro:bit is aligned with the following standards

Standards Framework View Alignment
Utah 7 View (75%)
Utah 8 View (66.7%)
CSTA 1B View (61.9%)

Customizable Assignments

Create and organize Assignments in any CodeHS course that you're teaching. You can even add custom assignments to pre-existing CodeHS courses.

Learn More

Actions for Teachers

Didn’t find what you were looking for? Here are a few links that might be useful to you.

You also might like

Related Courses